History Committee Member introductions
Dr. Irving Engelson, IEEE LF, serves as 2013 History Committee Treasurer. He received his BS (EE) (Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn), MS (Rutgers University), and Ph.D.(EE) (Worcester Polytechnic Institute). He was elected a full member of Sigma Xi and the New York Academy of Science; also to Tau Beta Pi. Irv was an NSF Faculty Research Fellow at the Princeton Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has organizational experience, including executive positions in industry with RCA, and in academe, including full university Professor and Engineering Dean; He was IEEE Managing Director of Corporate and Technical Activities. One of his mentors in RCA was Dr. Alfred N. Goldsmith, who was a founder of the IRE. Irv served on the IEEE Board of Directors both as Division and Regional Director and as IEEE Parliamentarian, as well as an officer of several S/Cs, including President..
Dr. Engelson has lectured on six continents; and has given testimony on international technology transfer to an US Congressional Committee, which was reported in the Congressional Record. He speaks seven languages and served as a linguist while on active duty with the US Army; Member, State of New Jersey Higher Education Master Planning Committee; and Member, Omaha Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Free Enterprise Task Force. He also held positions in AAAS, ASEE, and the Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Board of Directors. Engelson is the second non-Russian to be named an Honorary Member of the Russia Popov Society, which is the highest honor it can bestow. HKN honored him for "exemplary leadership,” IEEE-TAB for “innovative leadership,” and the IEEE Board of Directors for “management leadership.” The Engineering Management Society named him “Engineering Manager of the Year” and the Computer Society Board of Governors recognized him for “Grateful Service to Societies.” Engelson is the recipient of the 2006 Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Outstanding Contribution Award.